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Why is our Minoxidil More Effective?

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A common question we receive from clients during their first consultation is how our hair loss products differ from other minoxidil products such as Rogaine.

During a regular treatment, minoxidil should reach the hair follicle and simulates hair growth. When an individual uses minoxidil products alone, sebrum oil from the sebaceous glands block the minoxidil from reaching the hair follicle. So what makes Christoffels’ minoxidil more effective? When minoxidil is mixed with a carrier ingredient, it stays in a liquid state longer, allowing it to penetrate down into the follicle and providing the maximum effect. With the use of Christoffels’ gentle DHT shampoo, a carrier lotion and dexpanthenal (12%), minoxidil is able to reach the follicle. Our Complete treatment program is designed to make minoxidil more effective and to give you better results compared to using other products, which contain minoxidil by itself.

Christoffels’ minoxidil is FDA approved with 76% of the people obtaining some to moderate hair growth, 40% moderate to good re-growth, and 8% dense re-growth. We also encourage our clients to pair our Complete treatment with our low-level laser light therapy to accelerate the hair growth and bring in fuller, thicker hair.

There’s no accurate way to monitor the effectiveness of Rogaine. At Christoffels we like to see everyone every 1-2 months for an evaluation. With the use of digital pictures and a magnifying scope, we are able to monitor the progress of the treatment. Everyone responds to the products differently and frequent evaluations allow us to make adjustments as needed.

For an in-depth look at our hair loss treatment programs and products go to restoringhairsd.com

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Does Minoxidil Treatment Really Work?

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We often get asked if our treatment really works, and while the answer is yes, it’s not always a quick fix. It takes discipline and commitment, even when you can’t notice any changes. Ann’s story demonstrates the necessary patience and dedication needed while going through treatment.

Ann is a 70 year-old who came to us with extensive hair loss. She had seen doctors, had blood work done, and had her thyroid checked but still wasn’t able to find the cause of her hair loss. On top of this, Ann had lost her husband resulting in more stress and hair loss.

Ann came to Sara for help, hoping to find a solution to stop the hair shedding. After completing a scalp and hair analysis, they decided to use low-level laser therapy coupled with our topical treatment of Complete, which includes scalp therapy, DHT shampoo, Minoxidil, and DHT blockers. Ann wanted to stop continued hair loss along with the hope of growing new hair, and these two treatments were great options for accomplishing those goals.

After three months the shedding had almost completely stopped, but there wasn’t any new growth. At Ann’s six-month follow up she had new pictures taken and when compared to the originals they couldn’t believe the drastic change. As you can see by her pictures, Ann not only stopped the shedding but also had new hair growth. The key to her success was consistency and the discipline of using the treatment products daily even when results weren’t immediate, along with laser therapy three times a week.

Call Christoffels Hair Restoration for your free hair and scalp analysis and let us determine if hair loss treatment will work for you.Before and after of 70 year-old with hair loss

Mitch’s Hair Loss Testimonial

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We’ve recently had the pleasure of working with Mitch through the hair restoration process. Growing up, Mitch always had a nice head of hair, so going through the stages of hair loss created an unusual feeling of embarrassment for him. Having always been a strong and courageous competitor, most people would be shocked to learn that Mitch was struggling with the acceptance of his new appearance and it was affecting his self-confidence. At age 63, he decided it was time to overcome these obstacles and to take action; it was time to get his hair and confidence back.

When Mitch first found out about Christoffels Hair Restoration, he scheduled an appointment in January 2011. However, overcome with embarrassment he didn’t show up. He rescheduled for February, and even though he did show up for this appointment, he was still too afraid to make the commitment of starting a treatment program. Mitch’s fear is similar to those we often see. People are afraid of change, and the thought of what other people might say. This uncertainty, combined with the element of the unknown and end results, keeps many people away.

Fortunately, five years later, on November 9, 2016, Mitch committed to making a change in his appearance, and a change in his life. After visiting again and discussing Mitch’s options, he chose the nonsurgical procedure to have a hairpiece designed that matched his remaining hair. He’s over the top with excitement on the final look. His new hair gives him the ability to style it, while giving him the appearance he’s always wanted.

Mitch’s only regret in the process is that he didn’t start it earlier. Don’t wait five years to change your life and renew your self-confidence. Call today and schedule your free hair loss consultation. 605-334-7026 or visit www.restoringhairsd.com

How to Handle the Stages of Hair Loss

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When a client first comes to Christoffels Hair Restoration with the signs of hair loss, they are usually dealing with many new frightening emotions. The average person doesn’t think about losing their hair, and therefore don’t understand how much it can actually affect their life until it happens. The process of hair loss can be slow and continue to gradually expand over time, or can happen rapidly resulting in hair falling out in large masses. Approximately one-third to one-half of all people deal with noticeable hair loss in their lifetime.

The number of individuals affected by hair loss continues to rise, increasing by 10% in the last year. Ninety-seven percent of hair loss with males is caused by male pattern baldness, and 70% of female hair loss is caused by female pattern baldness. Other causes of hair loss can be hormones, thyroid, anemia, over processed hair, chemicals, or pollutants in the air and food.

After noticing the signs of hair loss, people question where they can go for help and who they can trust for honest information. Hair loss is not covered by medical plans and most doctors don’t spend time with clients dealing with hair loss. As a result, people often turn to the Internet or start watching TV commercials that advertise the quick cure and “guaranteed method” of stopping hair loss.

As a certified trichology practitioner, the professionals at Christoffels Hair Restoration are able to examine the scalp and hair in a holistic way. We evaluate clients based on their personal history, lifestyle, genetic factors and environment conditions. Based on this evaluation and consultation we can suggest individualized cosmetic solutions, give nutritional advice and recommend lifestyle changes to improve the health and appearance of an individuals hair and scalp. Most men treat their hair loss between ages 20 and 55, but it’s becoming more popular for men to do so after age 55. Most women treat their hair loss between ages 35 and 70, and even some as young as 25.

If you start to notice the signs of hair loss and have similar concerns please call us at 605-334-7026 or email [email protected] We will schedule a free consultation and scalp evaluation to help you find the right solution.

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Christoffels Helps Three Generations

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Christoffels Hair Restoration recently had the opportunity to help Mitchell through the hair restoration process. As Virg was getting to know Mitchell, he found out that Mitchell’s father and grandfather had both visited Christoffels years ago when they first started to lose their hair. That made Mitchell represented the third generation in his family to work with Christoffels.

When Mitchell’s father and grandfather started the restoration process, the technology was very primitive and the only solution for their hair loss was to tape or clip a hairpiece over the balding area. Sadly, many people still think that is their only option.

Mitchell was losing hair and struggling to find the right answer – should he do a transplant, treatment program, or a nonsurgical option? Because of the amount of his hair loss, a transplant wouldn’t completely cover the area, and a treatment program would only maintain where Mitchell’s hair currently was, while preventing thinning in the future. So, we decided to design a trendy looking hairstyle for him.

Hair loss is a personal subject, so it can be hard for people to openly talk about it. But Mitchell decided to talk about his new look publicly and evaluate the response. He posted before and after pictures on Facebook, one with thinning hair and his old glasses, and the other with the new hairstyle and new glasses. He asked people to vote which look they liked best, and only one person commented on his new hair. Many people fear what others will say about their hair restoration and it holds them back from dealing with their hair loss, but Mitchell tackled the issue up-front and realized what many of our patients do – that there is less judgment out there than they expect.

Mitchell is very public about his hair loss, and will admit that his hair was becoming a draw back in his everyday life. We will be posting a video and interview with Mitchell about his personal journey through hair loss.

Does Minoxidil Really Work?

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hair-loss-prevention-treatmentMinoxidil is a therapeutic treatment that can be used to slow hair loss and promote regrowth. We often get asked why Minoxidil is different from Rogaine, and there are several reasons.

First, there are downfalls to using Minoxidil alone:

·Sebum from the sebaceous glands blocks the hair follicle; therefore Minoxidil alone cannot get to the derma papilla (where hair growth occurs).

·Minoxidil contains 30-60% alcohol and will cause itching and irritation when it stays on the top of the head.

At Christoffels Hair Restoration, we have a complete treatment program that’s designed to make Minoxidil more effective and to give you better results than you would get using Rogaine by itself. There is no accurate way to monitor the effectiveness of regular Rogaine, but we do know that using multi-therapeutic treatments produces better results.

So what makes Christoffels’ Minoxidil better? With the use of our gentle DHT shampoo, carrier lotion, and Dexpanthenal (12%), the Minoxidil will stay in a liquid state longer, and thus be able to reach the follicle where hair growth occurs. Christoffels’ Minoxidil is FDA approved and of the people using it, 76% obtain some to moderate hair growth, 40% obtain moderate to good regrowth, and 8% obtain dense regrowth.

We also encourage our clients to use our low-level laser light therapy to accelerate the hair growth and bring in fuller, thicker hair. We see our clients every one to two months for an evaluation and to make adjustments as needed.

For an in-depth look at our hair loss treatment programs and products visit virghair.com.

Emily’s Alopecia Areata Story

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When it’s back-to-school time, children, like Emily, and their families are busy gathering all of the school supplies that they’ll need for a new year – but there was an extra something that Emily’s mother knew she would need to feel confident in school.

Emily has Down Syndrome and Alopecia Areata, a common autoimmune disease that results in the loss of hair on the scalp and anywhere on the body, and Emily’s mother knew that Emily wanted to have hair for the first day of school.

Alopecia Areata usually starts with one or more small, smooth bald patches and occurs in males and females of all ages, but most often develops in childhood. The National Alopecia Areata Foundation says that over 6.8 million people in the United States and 147 million worldwide have, or will develop, Alopecia Areata at some point in their lives.

When Emily’s mother first contacted Christoffels Hair Restoration she spoke to Sara, and there was pain and uncertainty in her voice as she asked for help. But as a mother of three girls herself, Sara was immediately drawn to Emily’s story. Mothers naturally want the best for their children, and Sara felt that it was a privilege to help precious little Emily get ready for kindergarten. Emily is one of the most beautiful little girls you will ever meet!

Emily has a small but growing patch on the top of her head. We were able to design a small human hair system that would fit in that area. The system is similar to a contact lens, with one or two hairs injected into it at a time. During the process, Emily was promised ice cream if she sat still.

Emily’s mom was overjoyed with the final result. Emily is beautiful both inside and out, and even though she doesn’t need hair to let her love and personality shine, the joy she had when she looked in the mirror was priceless. The human hair system can be braided, curled, flat-ironed and styled however she desires. Emily is looking forward to trying new styles with hair bows and enjoying her ice cream!

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Ella’s Battle Against Alopecia

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When Ella first came into Christoffels Hair Restoration, we immediately fell in love with her personality. Ella is a 9-year-old girl who is battling alopecia, an autoimmune disease (also known as pattern baldness) in which hair is lost when the body fails to recognize its own cells and destroys them. But even though she’s dealing with alopecia, Ella has an amazing zest for life. She is the sweetest girl you will ever meet!

Although losing her hair did not slow Ella down, she still desired so much to look just like every other girl her age. Imagine yourself as a child with no hair and how that would affect you. She wanted to have hair that would blow in her face and that she could comb, put into a ponytail and braid. She wanted to go to sleepovers and be able to look and feel normal!

When our stylist, Kayla, first put Ella’s custom hair system on her head, Ella had a huge smile and in her sassy voice she said, “This gives me attitude!” She was so excited and was doing handstands with her new hair. She even danced and sang, because who doesn’t like to look pretty? This little give came alive even more than she had before, and she was posing for pictures like every other little girl does. She said, “I look like Ella again!”

Christoffels Hair Restoration is happy to help clients of any age look and feel their best!

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We’re Hiring a Licensed Hair Stylist

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Christoffels Hair Restoration is a full service hair loss studio in Sioux Falls, SD, that is committed to providing the best products and experience possible when designing hair and working with clients who face hair loss.

We are seeking a licensed, motivated hair stylist with the desire to move from a regular salon setting to be trained in the specialty of hair replacement.

All training is provided and benefits are offered. If you desire to advance in your career and see yourself as a team player, advancement opportunities are available. We offer flexible hours with weekends off in a professional progressive environment.

Hair Stylist Job Responsibilities:

This position goes beyond the basics of hair styling, and the stylist must be willing to specialize in hair loss needs for men and women.

  • Cosmetology license
  • Willingness to learn all aspects of hair replacement
  • Hair styling services
  • Cutting and delivering hair additions
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Coachable

Benefits:

  • Flexible Hours
  • Hourly Wage
  • Benefits
  • Training
  • Professional environment
  • Good team spirit

If you are the right fit for this position, please pick up an application from our office.

Thank you,
Christoffels Hair Restoration
3300 East 26th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
605-334-7026

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Non-Surgical Hair Replacement Testimonial

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Non-Surgical Hair ReplacementHello Virg, I am Keith Beck from Britton SD. I have been a client of yours for a year and a half now, and I have never taken the moment to personally thank you for changing my life. The day I drove to my consult with my sister in the snowstorm I questioned if I made the right decision. That day we signed the contract and you said that you were going to get me from living from under my cap. I had a cap by every door in my house because I was so conscious of my hair loss. I cannot thank you enough. That decision was one of the best decisions I had ever made. You literally changed my life. I was never going to tell a soul that I had done it and how wrong was I. I have told more people about your company and shared my before and after pic with so many you wouldn’t believe it. I just personally want to thank you for what you have done for me and my life. I just had my system changed on Friday with Burgandy who is an absolute gem, and was able to visit with Sara also and thank her. If you ever have anyone who would like to talk to a client or ask questions about it, you are certainly able to send them my direction. I would definitely encourage them as I know what a change it made in my life. Thank you again for all you do!